About Us

Aims and Scope

The Hungarian Historical Review is a peer-reviewed international journal of the social sciences and humanities with a focus on Hungarian history. The journal’s geographical scope—Hungary andEast-Central Europe—makes it unique: the Hungarian Historical Review explores historical events inHungary, but also raises broader questions in a transnational context. The articles and book reviews cover topics regarding Hungarian and East-Central European History. The journal aims to stimulate dialogue on Hungarian and East-Central European history in a transnational context. The journal fills lacuna, as it provides a forum for articles and reviews in English on Hungarian and East-Central European history, making Hungarian historiography accessible to the international reading public and part of the larger international scholarly discourse.

The Hungarian Historical Review

(Formerly Acta Historica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae)

4 Tóth Kálmán utca, Budapest H – 1097, Hungary

Postal address: H-1453 BudapestP.O. Box 33Hungary

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Published quarterly by the Institute of History, Research Centre for the Humanities (RCH), HungarianAcademy ofSciences (HAS).

Responsible Editor: Pál Fodor (Director General).

Prepress preparation by the HAS RCH Institute of History, Research Assistance Team; leader: Éva Kovács. Page layout: Imre Horváth; cover design: Gergely Böhm.

Printed inHungary, by Akaprint,Budapest.

Translators/proofreaders: Alan Campbell, Matthew W. Caples, Thomas Cooper, Sean Lambert.

Annual subscriptions: $80/60 ($100/75 for institutions), postage excluded.

For Hungarian institutions HUF7900 per year, postage included.

Single copy $25/20. For Hungarian institutions HUF2000.

Send orders to The Hungarian Historical Review, H-1453 Budapest, P.O. Box 33Hungary; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Articles, books for review, and correspondence concerning editorial matters, advertising, or permissions should be sent toThe Hungarian Historical ReviewEditorial, H-1453 Budapest, P.O. Box 33.Hungary; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please consult us if you would like to propose a book for review or a review essay.

Copyright © 2012 The Hungarian Historical Reviewby the Institute of HistoryResearch Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored, transmitted, or disseminated in any form or by any means without prior written permission from the publisher.


Supported by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS)

HU ISSN 2063-8647

HU ISSN 2063-9961 (Online)


Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Our publication ethics and publication malpractice statement is mainly based on the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011).

Editors' responsibilities

Publication decisions

The editor is responsible for deciding which of the papers submitted to the journal will be published. The editor will evaluate manuscripts without regard to the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The decision will be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the journal's scope.

Current legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism should also be considered.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the editor or the members of the editorial board for their own research purposes without the author's explicit written consent.

Reviewers' responsibilities

Contribution to editorial decisions

The peer-reviewing process assists the editor and the editorial board in making editorial decisions and may also serve the author in improving the paper.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and withdraw from the review



Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be disclosed to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of sources

Reviewers should identify cases in which relevant published work referred to in the paper has not been cited in the reference section. They

should point out whether observations or arguments derived from other publications are accompanied by the respective source.

Reviewers will notify the editor of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and conflict of interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the papers.

Authors' duties

Reporting standards

Authors of original research papers should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data access and retention

Authors could be asked to provide the raw data of their study together with the paper for editorial review and should be prepared to make the

data publicly available if practicable. In any event authors should ensure accessibility of such data to other competent professionals for at least 2 years after publication

Originality plagiarism and acknowledgement of sources

Authors will submit only entirely original works (overlap with other published works cannot exceed 30%), and will appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others.

Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work should also be cited. Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication In general, papers describing essentially the same research

should not be published. Submitting the same paper to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Manuscripts which have been published as copyrighted material elsewhere cannot be submitted. In addition, manuscripts under review by the journal should not be resubmitted to copyrighted publications. However, by submitting a manuscript, the author(s) retain the rights to the published material. In case of publication they permit the use of their works.

Authorship of the paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. The corresponding author ensures that all contributing co-authors and no uninvolved persons are included in the author list. The corresponding author will also verify that all co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

All authors should include a statement disclosing any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and to cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper in form of an erratum.




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